Thread: Ryan Callahan
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03-30-2013, 04:46 PM
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While everyone disagrees with him, I still have to give credit to Kersh for taking on the world, maintaining his stance on Callahan's importance to the team while admitting that he's an above average 2nd liner.

Callahan is a role player. Every player is a role player. Callahan's role may not be as important as Gaborik, Richards, Nash's, McD, Staal, or Hank's, but it's the manner in which he fills that role and goes above and beyond what it calls for. There are very few players you can count on to excel in every aspect of the game. Offense, Defense, Special teams, forechecking. Hell, Cally isn't much of a fighter, but he's dropped the mitts and defended his teammate when the time called for it.

In my opinion, that makes him a special player. I don't think our entire team needs to play his style, but I'd hope that they all look at his effort and feel embarrassed if they gave anything less

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